Republicans are seeking to regain the political offensive by exploiting divisions in the Democratic Party over President Obama’s energy policies.

Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) slammed Obama in the weekly GOP radio address Saturday over his administration’s reluctance to approve the Keystone XL pipeline, a project supported by many Senate Democrats.

“The president is so out of touch with unemployed Americans that he thinks tens of thousands of Keystone XL construction jobs are a ‘blip,’ and ‘not a jobs plan,’” Scott said.